32 People On How They Stay Faithful (Even In The Face Of Serious Temptation)

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1. “I’m a guilt-ridden guy. Whenever I’m in the position to do something regrettable, I just think about how horrible I’d feel the next morning—how hard it would be to look my beautiful girlfriend in the eyes—and I make a personal pledge not to go there.” Jacob, 24

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2. “When I get the itch to cheat on my girlfriend, I pick up my phone. My wallpaper is always a photo of us and I have an archive or amazing shots of us having a great time together. Seconds after combing through those happy couple pics, I see things clearly. I see what I have to lose by acting like a fool just to get my rocks off and it’s a lot.” — Jared, 29

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3. “What I do when I’m tempted to stray is simple, and it works: I head to the nearest bathroom and jerk off.” — Derek, 27

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4.  “Just last week this hot girl hit on me at Whole Foods in the middle of the day. I’m human, so for a few seconds all I could think about was what she looked like naked. But then I came to and remembered that I was grocery shopping for the love of my life so we could cook dinner together that night. Instead of letting myself engage, I was totally straightforward with her. I said, ‘I have a girlfriend,’ and walked away. I think there’s value in forcing yourself to be upfront. That way, you don’t even let yourself taste the temptation. You cut it off right away.”Frederick, 26

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